Cliodhna O'Donovan

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Qualifications:

  • B.A. (Hons) Psychology

  • MSc. Applied Psychology

  • D. Couns. Psychology

Professional Memberships:

  • Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

Other:

  • Committee Member Division of Counselling Psychology (PSI)

  • British Psychological Society Level A and Level B Psychometric Testing Qualification

 

Dr Clíodhna O’ Donovan is a fully qualified psychologist with a doctorate in counselling psychology obtained at Trinity College, Dublin. She is currently working in the health service specialising in mental health, intellectual disability and psychological assessments. She has previously worked in residential services for young people and adults with acquired brain injury as well as working in community-based services for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She has also worked for over a year teaching preschool, school-age children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. She has extensive experience in a range of psychological and neuropsychological assessments. 


“I believe the purpose of assessments are to convey a message, in an easily understandable way, explaining what is going on for the individual. My aim in educational assessments is to make all those involved feel as comfortable as possible and to conduct the assessment in such a manner so as to limit the impact of the assessment process in so far as is possible. I approach the assessments in a flexible way, accommodating any needs which may arise on the day, whilst adhering to standardisation. I see the assessments and feedback of reports as a collaborative process and discuss all stages of the assessments with the child or adolescent as well as their parent or caregiver. My reports are written in a clear and practical way with recommendations based on the outcome of the assessment process.”